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Ricky Gervais Plans to Change His Golden Globes Ways, By Being Meaner

Ricky Gervais has thought about it, and decided that he "got it a bit wrong" last time he hosted the Golden Globes. Yeah, okay. I mean, he was pretty insulting to a lot of people, and it's impressive that he's - oh, what? He's not done with [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Beware, Senior Citizens and Caregivers, of Ricky Gervais’ Biting Wit

Ricky Gervais' latest project is Derek, a comedy pilot set in a nursing home in which he plays a care worker. The show also features An Idiot Abroad's Karl Pilkington in his first acting role. I guess we can expect a lot of jokes about hard [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Seth Rogen Is Prepared to Be Insulted at the Golden Globes

"I think Ricky Gervais is funny. I’m not actually nominated [for a performance], so maybe I won’t get insulted horribly. But if he chooses to do it, then I’m game for that," says Seth Rogen. Sounds like a challenge to me. Do your worst, Gervais.

By Hallie Cantor

Stephen Merchant Makes His U.S. Standup Debut, Without Ricky Gervais

In other duos-branching-into-singlos news, Stephen Merchant is making his American standup debut next week as part of his Hello Ladies tour. And comparisons to Ricky Gervais are inevitable: "'Where Merchant excelled over his accomplice was by [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Says He Had the Idea for Night at the Museum First

Ricky Gervais' biggest career regret: thinking of the concept for Night at the Museum in 1999 but not finishing the screenplay, thereby missing out on the billion dollars the movie grossed. Good thing he's so humbly telling us about it now so [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Will Host the Golden Globes After All

Looks like the pros won out for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the third time in January. It'll be interesting to see if anyone's feathers get ruffled by his jokes this year, or if he'll [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Ricky Gervais Explains The Roots of British Sarcasm And Teasing

To me at least, it can feel a little self-important when Ricky Gervais makes one of his descents from the mountain of wisdom and explains what comedy is to the rest of us proles. But his latest essay, on the difference between American and [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Liam Neeson Is Terrible At Comedy And Also Has AIDS

In this thought-provoking video, Liam Neeson pays a visit to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in Life's Too Short to declare his intentions to start doing "life comedy." He proceeds to lead the most inspiringly horrible improv class in the [...]

By Hallie Cantor

NBC And Ricky Gervais Want Him Handing Out Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais hasn't "officially" been offered the Golden Globes hosting job yet, but boy does he want it! He said that hosting again would be "very tempting," and that he and NBC are both convinced. Now they just have to persuade those [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Enjoy This Picture of a Beardless Louis C.K.

An photo of Louis CK without his beard has been bopping around the Interweb this morning, taken in 2008 when he was portraying a "very smelly and sad man named Greg" in what would eventually be Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying. While I [...]

By Halle Kiefer